Man arrested for possession of an offensive instrument, committing a rash act and mischief

The police seized 75 metallic pellets, two catapults and one improvised rubber band which are believed to be used in the commission of the offences.
The police seized 75 metallic pellets, two catapults and one improvised rubber band which are believed to be used in the commission of the offences.PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
The police seized 75 metallic pellets, two catapults and one improvised rubber band which are believed to be used in the commission of the offences.
The police seized 75 metallic pellets, two catapults and one improvised rubber band which are believed to be used in the commission of the offences.PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

SINGAPORE - A man was arrested on Monday (July 9) for possession of an offensive instrument, committing a rash act and mischief, said the police in a statement on Wednesday.

The police said they received a report that someone had damaged a window panel at an industrial building at 51 Bukit Batok Crescent on July 6.

The damage was believed to be caused by the impact from a metallic projectile recovered at the scene.

Through ground inquiries, officers from Jurong Police Division established the identity of the man, a 64-year-old, and arrested him.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the man is believed to be involved in at least 10 similar cases in the Bukit Batok estate, beginning from 2014.

The police seized 75 metallic pellets, two catapults and one improvised rubber band which are believed to be used in the commission of the offences.

If convicted for a rash act, the man faces a jail term of up to six months, a fine up to $2,500, or both. If convicted for mischief, he faces a jail term of up to two years, a fine, or both.

If he is convicted for possessing an offensive instrument, he faces a jail term of up to two years.

Police investigations are ongoing.